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Introduction of C|CISO

EC-Council’s Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) Program has certified leading information security professionals around the world. A core group of high-level information security executives, the C|CISO Advisory Board, formed the foundation of the program and outlined the content covered by the exam, body of knowledge, and training. Some members of the Board contributed as authors, others as exam writers, others as quality assurance checks, and still others as instructors.

Each segment of the program was developed with the aspiring and sitting CISO in mind and looks to transfer the knowledge of seasoned executives to the next generation of leaders in the areas that are most critical in the development and maintenance of a successful information security program.

Is This CCISO Course For Me?

We have helped over 250,000 people answer this question over the past 20 years and we are excited to help you with this big decision! Choosing the right credential can seem like a difficult task, here are some things you should consider:

The Certified Chief Information Security Officer program is the first of its kind certification that recognizes an individual’s accumulated skills in developing and executing an information security management strategy in alignment with organizational goals. C|CISO equips information security leaders with the most effective toolset to defend organizations from cyber-attacks. To rise to the role of the CISO, strong technical knowledge, and experience is more imperative now than ever before but it must be accompanied by the ability to communicate in business value. C|CISOs understand that their information security decisions often have a direct impact on their organization’s operational cost, efficiency, and agility. As organizations introduce new technologies, C|CISOs will develop and communicate a strategy to avoid the potential risks stemming from their implementation to the organization’s operations.

  • C|CISO is the right choice for you and your career if you:

    – Aspire to attain the highest regarded title within the information security profession – CISO

    – Already serve as an official CISO

    – Or perform CISO functions in their organization without the official

    To evaluate your readiness for the Certified CISO program take this assessment test

  • In order to qualify to take the C|CISO Exam, applicants must fill out the C|CISO Exam Eligibility Application found here. Applications should be emailed to If the applicant is attempting the exam without taking EC-Council Authorized Training, five years of experience in each of the five C|CISO Domains is required (experience can be overlapping) and a $100 application fee is due with the application. If an applicant has purchased EC-Council Authorized Training, there is no application fee due and only five years of experience in three of the five domains is required. For more information, please drop your details for us to connect back with you. Click here

Application processing time varies due to the fact that part of the process involves reaching out to verifiers indicated by the applicants as able to verify their experience. In order to speed up this process, applicants can assist the application processing team by reaching out to their verifiers to ensure they have received the required forms from EC-Council and understand what is required. Applications from students in EC-Council Authorized Training are prioritized and expedited in order to ensure testing can occur at the time of the class if the student desires.

31 DCWF Job Roles that Recognize EC-Council Certifications. (DCWF Job roles that Recognize C|CISO are highlighted)

(211) Forensic Analyst C|HFI 
(212) Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst C|HFI 
(221) Cyber Crime Investigator C|HFI 
(411) Technical Support Specialist C|ND 
(422) Data Analyst  C|CISO
(441) Network Operations SpecialistC|NDC|EH 
(451) System AdministratorC|ND  
(461) Systems Security AnalystC|ND  
(511) Cyber Defense AnalystC|EH  
(521) Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support SpecialistC|NDC|EH 
(541) Vulnerability Assessment AnalystC|EH  
(611) Authorizing Official/Designating Representative  C|CISO
(612) Security Control Assessor  C|CISO
(631) Information Systems Security DeveloperC|ND  
(632) Systems DeveloperC|ND  
(641) Systems Requirements PlannerC|ND  
(651) Enterprise ArchitectC|ND  
(661) R&D Specialist  C|EH
(671) System Testing & Evaluation SpecialistC|NDC|EH 
(722) Information Systems Security Manager C|CISO 
(751) Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager  C|CISO
(752) Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner  C|CISO
(801) Program Manager  C|CISO
(802) IT Project Manager  C|CISO
(803) Product Support Manager  C|CISO
(804) IT Investment/Portfolio Manager  C|CISO
(805) IT Program Auditor  C|CISO
(901) Executive Cyber Leadership  C|CISO

An Exciting Career Awaits A C|CISO

Time of Completion

2.5 Hours, 150 Questions

⁠Job Vacancies


⁠⁠Average Salary

30Lakhs+ in India

Making an informed decision is difficult, and that’s where EC-Council’s C|CISO brochure comes to your rescue. The Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) credential is the most trusted information security certification that employers worldwide value while hiring top-level information security executives. The comprehensive curriculum covers information security governance, risk, and compliance, security program management and operations, information security controls and audit management, core competencies of information security, and much more.

When you successfully achieve the C|CISO certification, you will be equipped with every skill you need to develop and execute an information security management strategy in alignment with organizational goals. This is only an overview of C|CISO and what you will learn.

 For complete information, download the brochure now.